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Egg Prices Trigger Boycott Call

by 5m Editor
15 April 2008, at 9:04am

SAUDI ARABIA - Posters on an online forum behind a series of campaigns to boycott local products are now targeting eggs, whose prices have risen in recent months from around SR7 to as high as SR18.

Anonymous posters on the forum, entitled Moqataa (Arabic for boycott), launched their campaign around two weeks ago. They are currently raising awareness about the boycott using e-mails and SMS messages.

Campaigners say those behind the price-hike think that the public is naïve. “They once told us that the increase in price was because of bird flu, which affected a lot of poultry farms by causing production to decrease and prices to increase,” said a poster on the forum. “Some say feed prices have increased... Everyone is accusing the other.”

Source: ArabNews

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